Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, November 5, 2018

Note: Local NFL pre-emptions on ABC will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/7 8.98
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 7.83
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.0/4 5.76
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/4 4.97
Arrow (The CW) 0.3/1 1.07
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.8/3 4.20
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.2/5 5.57
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.21
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.87
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.3/6 7.55
Manifest (NBC) 1.3/6 6.33
Bull (CBS) 0.8/3 6.38


NBC won the Monday night primetime ratings yet again, starting with “The Voice,” which posted the same 1.8 average in adults 18-49 it scored a week ago. Meanwhile, “Manifest” returned from a week off, down a tenth from its previous episode’s 1.4 to a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, making it the show’s lowest-rated episode to date.

It wasn’t the night’s only show to take a small hit, or fall to a new low either, as FOX’s “9-1-1” hit a new series low this week, falling two-tenths from a 1.4 to a 1.2. “The Resident” (1.0), however, continued to hold steady.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Neighborhood” (1.0) also slipped to a new season low, and is currently down a tenth week-to-week. It was a mostly steady night for the network though, with “Magnum P.I.” (0.8) and “Bull” (0.8) both matching their previous episodes, and “Happy Together” scoring the same 0.8 early rating as it has the past 2 weeks (before consistently adjusting up to a 0.9 in the finals).

Once again, ABC’s preliminary ratings are inflated due to the network’s “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions last night. So pending updates, “Dancing with the Stars” is sitting at a 1.1 in the demo, up two-tenths from its Monday broadcast a week ago, and “The Good Doctor” is up three-tenths to a 1.3. Expect both shows to adjust down in the finals later today.

On the CW, “Arrow” (0.3) and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (0.3) each fell a tenth as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/6 1.2/5 1.1/5 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.10 7.74 5.27 5.39 0.97


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.0/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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